I am a political scientist in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. My primary research project concerns the distribution of political authority in political space, including such concepts as localism, federalism, decentralization, devolution, and subsidiarity.

My other work is eclectic, including such topics as the early American presidential veto, the nature and ground of political equality, Alexis de Tocqueville on white supremacy, the relationship between the American Anti-Federalists and Adam Smith, and the self-deception of political leaders.